Rick Penning, the 17-year-old star player on his coach/father's rugby team, lands inside the Wasatch County Juvenile Detention Center following his second drunk driving conviction (and where his father leaves him to rot). Mistrust and dislike of the situation makes Rick anything but a model prisoner, but counselors at the center nonetheless hook him up with the Highland Rugby Team, a team renowned for its long string of successive state championships. Its coach, Larry Gelwix, has a surprisingly unexpected philosophy: train boys to be champions in life first, then on the field. Rick doesn't buy into this, which could earn him some time in State Prison if he doesn't turn his life and attitude around by the time he turns 18. Written by
The Greatest Victories are Born in the Heart
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving teen drug and alcohol use, and for some disturbing images
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26 September 2008 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Untitled Ryan Little Project
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Opening Weekend USA: $68,283,
3 October 2008, Limited Release
Gross USA: $630,649, 2 November 2008
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Sean Faris ran six miles, twice a day, to get in rugby shape in the 100º plus Utah weather. See more
At the beginning of the movie, when Rick angrily charges at a sideline bench, there are people right next to it. When the camera switches to show Rick kicking down the bench, the people have disappeared. See more
Nice to meet you, Rick. I'm Marcus Tate, administrator here at Wasatch.
[Offers his hand for Rick to shake, which Rick doesn't take
You can call me King Tate, Sir Marc, Marcus, whatever you like.
Where's my stuff, Marcus?
Oh, I had the bellhop take it to your suite.
After the full credits roll, the team can be seen chanting on the field. See more
Written by Dony James West (ASCAP) & Jason L. Napier (ASCAP)
Performed by Sink To See
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